waterloo Archive

  • BY ASHLEY SPRAGUE If you’re a Waterloo Region resident, then you’ve probably heard of the parties that happen on Ezra Avenue. If you’re not born and raised here, then, being a student, you will probably hear of them soon. Each year on St. Patrick’s Day, and during Wilfrid Laurier University’s homecoming, thousands celebrate on Ezra in Waterloo. This year’s homecoming attracted 12,000 partiers. The day after, the streets are riddled with red Solo cups, empty...

    Ezra party worth holding

    BY ASHLEY SPRAGUE If you’re a Waterloo Region resident, then you’ve probably heard of the parties that happen on Ezra Avenue. If you’re not born and raised here, then, being a student, you will probably hear of them soon. Each year on St. Patrick’s Day, and during Wilfrid Laurier University’s homecoming, thousands celebrate on Ezra in Waterloo. This year’s homecoming attracted 12,000 partiers. The day after, the streets are riddled with red Solo cups, empty...

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  • By MIKE TURCOTTE Canada’s first virtual reality arcade, Ctrl V, is about to open many new locations across the country, and even spread into the U.S. Thanks to places like Ctrl V, more people now have the means to try this new and exciting technology. Ctrl V opened June 1, 2016, in Waterloo and is growing exponentially with more than 10 locations now open, and another 20 new arcades planned for across Canada. The company...

    VR arcade spreading nationally

    By MIKE TURCOTTE Canada’s first virtual reality arcade, Ctrl V, is about to open many new locations across the country, and even spread into the U.S. Thanks to places like Ctrl V, more people now have the means to try this new and exciting technology. Ctrl V opened June 1, 2016, in Waterloo and is growing exponentially with more than 10 locations now open, and another 20 new arcades planned for across Canada. The company...

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  • Conestoga College received a golden anniversary present earlier this year, thanks to the Ontario government. Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry, who is also Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, visited the college’s Doon campus on April 7 to announce a gift of $1.8 million. In honour of the 50th anniversary of Ontario’s public college system, the province is providing $50 million in one-time capital grants to the 24 publicly assisted colleges to enhance the student...

    Anniversary gift will help furnish Waterloo campus

    Conestoga College received a golden anniversary present earlier this year, thanks to the Ontario government. Cambridge MPP Kathryn McGarry, who is also Ontario’s Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry, visited the college’s Doon campus on April 7 to announce a gift of $1.8 million. In honour of the 50th anniversary of Ontario’s public college system, the province is providing $50 million in one-time capital grants to the 24 publicly assisted colleges to enhance the student...

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  • BY ANDREW BENNEY After the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Ezra Street in Waterloo came to a close, the event’s focus changed from excessive drinking to something a little more orderly. Over 25 volunteers took to the streets on the morning after the parties, doing their part for the community by cleaning up the solid layer of garbage on the street. On top of this, the volunteers were also forced to trek through the vicious...

    Waterloo weekend party cleanup a success

    BY ANDREW BENNEY After the St. Patrick’s Day celebrations on Ezra Street in Waterloo came to a close, the event’s focus changed from excessive drinking to something a little more orderly. Over 25 volunteers took to the streets on the morning after the parties, doing their part for the community by cleaning up the solid layer of garbage on the street. On top of this, the volunteers were also forced to trek through the vicious...

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  • BY JAMES WELLS

    Take a walk along the Waterloo park glow trail

    BY JAMES WELLS

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  • BY SHAFAQ PARWEZ For some people, talking about their problems is considered taboo. And asking somebody for help is also looked down upon. These victims never feel empowered. It has always been worse for women, who have endured being assaulted, both sexually and physically – and watching as it was shoved under the rug. It was not something that anybody liked to mention to anyone – or anybody wanted to listen to. With the rise...

    Waterloo man invents personal protection device

    BY SHAFAQ PARWEZ For some people, talking about their problems is considered taboo. And asking somebody for help is also looked down upon. These victims never feel empowered. It has always been worse for women, who have endured being assaulted, both sexually and physically – and watching as it was shoved under the rug. It was not something that anybody liked to mention to anyone – or anybody wanted to listen to. With the rise...

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  • BY SHARON SAMUEL The residents of Waterloo have made self-portraits as a birthday present to Canada for its 150th year. The We are Waterloo Portrait Project was an initiative of the City of Waterloo’s art and culture team to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year. The project conducted workshops which began last year in January and were held throughout 2016 across the city on various days. The public was encouraged to participate and draw a...

    Portrait project celebrates Canada’s 150th

    BY SHARON SAMUEL The residents of Waterloo have made self-portraits as a birthday present to Canada for its 150th year. The We are Waterloo Portrait Project was an initiative of the City of Waterloo’s art and culture team to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday this year. The project conducted workshops which began last year in January and were held throughout 2016 across the city on various days. The public was encouraged to participate and draw a...

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  • BY NICOLE CLARK Conestoga College Council members were shown tentative floor plans and other details connected with an upcoming expansion of the Waterloo campus at a council meeting on Nov. 22. The Conestoga North Campus Expansion Project is expected to increase the number of full-time students at the Waterloo campus from just over 900 to more than 3,000 and will be open by September 2018. “I know the growth will be welcome there,” said Andrew...

    Waterloo campus set to expand

    BY NICOLE CLARK Conestoga College Council members were shown tentative floor plans and other details connected with an upcoming expansion of the Waterloo campus at a council meeting on Nov. 22. The Conestoga North Campus Expansion Project is expected to increase the number of full-time students at the Waterloo campus from just over 900 to more than 3,000 and will be open by September 2018. “I know the growth will be welcome there,” said Andrew...

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  • By Nicole Clark Few people have lived on the ocean floor or high above Earth. Chris Hadfield has done both. As he took the stage at the Centre in the Square Nov. 16, the audience rose and cheered the retired Canadian astronaut who rocketed to fame in 2013 when he was commander of the International Space Station (ISS) for five months – during which time he would see the entirety of the Earth in just...

    From orbit to Kitchener-Waterloo

    By Nicole Clark Few people have lived on the ocean floor or high above Earth. Chris Hadfield has done both. As he took the stage at the Centre in the Square Nov. 16, the audience rose and cheered the retired Canadian astronaut who rocketed to fame in 2013 when he was commander of the International Space Station (ISS) for five months – during which time he would see the entirety of the Earth in just...

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  • By DeeAnna Rollins Fifty-eight years. That’s how long Santa Claus has been coming to town for the annual K-W Santa Claus Parade. However, this year, he came in the rain rather than the snow. People, young and old alike, scattered along King Street to watch the jolly old man float along the parade route, waving and ho-ho-ho-ing to all of the shivering – yet, still smiling – children. They were shouting what they wanted for...

    Ho, ho, ho, rain turns to snow

    By DeeAnna Rollins Fifty-eight years. That’s how long Santa Claus has been coming to town for the annual K-W Santa Claus Parade. However, this year, he came in the rain rather than the snow. People, young and old alike, scattered along King Street to watch the jolly old man float along the parade route, waving and ho-ho-ho-ing to all of the shivering – yet, still smiling – children. They were shouting what they wanted for...

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